Who owns a .tel name?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Unibody5, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Unibody5 macrumors member

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    My business does. I'd like to know if they'll "catch on" as a self-explanatory way of looking up contact information.

    Who owns a .tel and what do you use it for?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    The .tel is a way to give away your privacy from what I can tell (yes, I get it has "privacy" options). It's kind of like a social networking site, but less useful. Hard to say if many people will use it. I don't see myself ever getting one, and I know 100% that my company would never use this.

    Some reading:
     
  3. lauramills macrumors newbie

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    Hi all - I work at Webnames and I can tell you that .tel is not a social networking utility. It is supremely boring and supremely useful. It holds contact data - that's it.

    Think of it as your online business card. It's most useful on a mobile phone as you don't have to wade through website info to find "contact us".

    Webnames has a blog called aboutdottel.com - it's got lots of ideas on the uses of a .tel
     

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